Review: “Reboot” by Amy Tintera

Review: “Reboot” by Amy Tintera #amwriting #amreading #bookreview #YA

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[Warning: This review contains spoilers. Read at your own discretion. Or skip the “Plot” part.]

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[Available on Amazon]

Plot

In a nonspecific post-apocalyptic future, what’s left of the United States is a few cities in Texas controlled by a tyrannical government organization named HARC. This organization “keeps the peace” and also keeps the Reboots — people who have caught the KDH virus, died,…

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When he accepted the Nobel prize in 1982, Garcia Marquez described Latin America as a “source of insatiable creativity, full of sorrow and beauty, of which this roving and nostalgic Colombian is but one cipher more, singled out by fortune. Poets and beggars, musicians and prophets, warriors and scoundrels, all creatures of that unbridled reality, we have had to ask but little of imagination, for our crucial problem has been a lack of conventional means to render our lives believable.”
A man once asked me … how I managed in my books to write such natural conversation between men when they were by themselves. Was I, by any chance, a member of a large, mixed family with a lot of male friends? I replied that, on the contrary, I was an only child and had practically never seen or spoken to any men of my own age till I was about twenty-five. “Well,” said the man, “I shouldn’t have expected a woman (meaning me) to have been able to make it so convincing.” I replied that I had coped with this difficult problem by making my men talk, as far as possible, like ordinary human beings. This aspect of the matter seemed to surprise the other speaker; he said no more, but took it away to chew it over. One of these days it may quite likely occur to him that women, as well as men, when left to themselves, talk very much like human beings also.

Dorothy L. SayersAre Women Human?: Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

Book Geek Quote #445

(via bookgeekconfessions)

thefictionologist:

"A Sister, dipped in blood."

-‘The Handmaid’s Tale' by Margaret Atwood

"Hey, were you writing?"
bookmad:

day twenty nine: outsideit’s raining, so… :(

bookmad:

day twenty nine: outside
it’s raining, so… :(
Yo, is anyone on Triberr?

Yo, is anyone on Triberr? #amwriting #amreading #blogging

Hey guys,

I joined Triberr two days ago. Anybody else use it?

I thought it’d be an easy way to share other bloggers’ posts without having to individually visit everyone’s blogs every day for every single post, you know? Kind of tedious — even though I love you all. You’re great. I just don’t have time to visit, like, 500 blogs everyday. It’s nice to have a place to consolidate everything.

However…

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the-library-and-step-on-it:

MY HOME LIBRARY:

Complete works in the same edition.

This was my 2012-2013 project: every time I got a good grade or had done something worth celebrating, I bought one book.

bookslooks:

The lovely liefelijkoverleveren asked me for a closer look at my Narnia books and I hope this will do :) They are really nice, I’m happy to have them.